William Max Elsberry, 71, member of the Osage Nation, a long-time resident of Fairfax, Oklahoma and resident of Stillwater for the last sixteen years went to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at Stillwater Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Stillwater Bible Church. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in the Fairfax Cemetery.
Max was born on Oct. 6, 1950, in Fairfax, son of Alfred Lee Elsberry and Helen Nadine Faust. He was a 1968 graduate of Fairfax High School where he played football and ran track for the Fairfax Red Devils. He later attended Oklahoma State University where he studied Political Science. He married Margaret Lynn Clark and had two children, Heather Leigh and J. Clark.
Max was a well-known banker at First State Bank in Fairfax. He was an active member of Stillwater Bible Church in Stillwater, where he was a deacon, elder, and member of the SAM’s group. Max enjoyed watching OSU sports and spending time with family. He also enjoyed traveling to places such as Hawaii, Disney World, and several countries around the world. Max was a great husband, father, grandad, and friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Nadine, and his younger brother David.
Max is survived by his wife Margaret Lynn Elsberry. Children, Heather and Clark. Grandchildren, Blayne (Mandi) and Cory. Great-grandson, Ryder. Brother, Stephen Lee Elsberry (Annie).
The family would like to thank Dick Lowe, JB bond, Strode funeral home, and all supporting friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stillwater Bible church, 7617 W. 6th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74074.
Original Publish Date: 2022-01-26 00:00:00